Nashville Zoo Opens New Veterinary Sciences Center

The Nashville Zoo opened its new 23,677-square-foot HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center last week, replacing a 30-year-old facility that struggled to meet the zoo’s growth. The state-of-the-art center will feature upgraded medical equipment, remote-controlled lighting, cameras and other modern features, along with viewing windows into the animal nursery rooms to watch feedings and care of baby animals. Docents, keepers and veterinary technicians will be on hand to answer questions and explain the animal care guests are witnessing. You will have the opportunity to tour the facility at the Animal Law Section Forum on May 17.

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Animal Law Forum 2019 & Special Guests

Register now for the TBA Animal Law Section's 2019 annual forum at the Nashville Zoo. This unique opportunity will provide updates on trends and advancements in animal law while allowing participants to network, enjoy all of the fun and activities offered by the zoo and a chance to meet the two latest additions to the organization's family. We will be joined by the zoo's President and Chief Executive Officer, and the board's general counsel, who will discuss conservation efforts and laws affecting procurement and care for animals.
Additional topics will include animal considerations in divorce and domestic law, ethics, legislative updates affecting the practice area and the humanization of animals. A midday lunch is included, with additional time to explore the zoo, the recently added Expedition Peru exhibit and new state-of-the-art veterinary medical space that also serves as a teaching center, where you can learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of animal health. Don't miss this chance to fulfill necessary CLE requirements while experiencing one of the top zoos in the nation. Here are the key details:
When: Friday, May 17, registration at 8 a.m., CDT
Where: Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville

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Jaguar Escapes Zoo Enclosure, Killing Other Animals

A jaguar at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans escaped its enclosure on Saturday, killing eight other animals before being tranquilized and returned to its enclosure by veterinarians, The Washington Post reports. The 3-year-old jaguar went on a rampage, attacking alpacas and foxes and an emu trapped in their own habitats. No humans were injured in the incident and the zoo reopened on Sunday.

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